Ordinance binds legislators to take oath within 60 days of maiden session
President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday signed the Election Ordinance (Third Amendment) 2021 under Article 89 of the Constitution of Pakistan, binding the elected members to take oath within 60 days of the commencement of the first sitting of the maiden session of the Parliament.
The amendment was made to section 72 of the Election Act 2017.
According to a press release, under the amendment, members would have to take oath within 40 days of the promulgation of this ordinance.
In case of failure to take oath within the mandatory period, seats of elected members to Senate, Assembly and local government would become vacant.
Meanwhile, the president also signed Pakistan Council of Research for Water Resources (Amendment) Ordinance 2021. The amendment was made under Section 16 of the Act 2007.
The council would make appointments for the better performance and discharge of duties of the institute.
It also gets the power to hire services of advisers and experts on contract basis.
The president also approved a summary regarding appointment of Muhammad Saeedullah on deputation as judge of the Accountability Court, Rawalpindi.
The president granted his consent on a summary regarding initiation of proceedings against Khawaja Shaukat Hussain, a grade-20 officer in National School of Public Policy, under Civil Servant (E&D) Rules 2020.
The president also approved resignation of Nazar Muhammad, assistant attorney general –II Quetta.
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